Monday, March 30, 2009
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Wow, an American foreign policy based on honesty! Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to Mexico and actually speaks the truth. She speaks the truth not just behind closed doors but in front of the world. On conservative talk radio they have been going after the secretary for daring to say what everyone who knows anything has been saying: The United States contributes to the Mexican drug cartel problem by its demand for drugs.
[ The following is Ratner's opinion.]
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
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Friday, March 20, 2009
LAT: EASY POST -Every word of the Obama-Leno summit, including the Special Olympics 'joke' [transcript]
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Services Committee's subcommittee on strategic forces and a staunch
superdelegate for presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, is in
line for a top post at the State Department, most likely for the
undersecretary for arms control and nonproliferation slot.
Monday, March 16, 2009
The U.S. economy is so bad now that Nigerians are getting financial
scam e-mails from Americans. [....]
If you've got the courage, click on this fascinating stock market
chart/timeline of the market and the first half of Obama's first 100
days from the must-read fivethirtyeight.com blog. Not good news for anyone's mutual funds, even the few Barack andMichelle Obama owned
before the election.
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Sunday, March 15, 2009
AIG has received $170bn in government money since being saved from bankruptcy in September. The bulk of the bonuses will go to employees in the very business division that wrecked the company's finances.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
It is simply wrong for commentators to continue to focus on President Barack Obama's high levels of popularity, and to conclude that these are indicative of high levels of public confidence in the work of his administration. Indeed, a detailed look at recent survey data shows that the opposite is most likely true.
The Boston Globe published a horrifying article today titled "Many Boston teens surveyed say Rihanna is at fault for assault". The article reports the results of a survey conducted by the Boston Public Health Commission.
Here are a few quotes:
" Nearly half of the 200 Boston teenagers interviewed for an informal poll said pop star Rihanna was responsible for the beating she allegedly took at the hands of her boyfriend, fellow music star Chris Brown, in February."
"Health counselors are specifically concerned with teenagers' views of the controversy. Of the teens questioned, more than half said both Brown, 19, and Rihanna, 21, were equally responsible for the assault. More than half said the media were treating Brown unfairly, and 46 percent said Rihanna was responsible for the incident."
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Apparently there are even worse videos and evidence here that you can utilize (scroll down their blog to find the post on this): http://guerillawomentn.blogspot.com/
[ Thanks to ER for all this material. ]
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Listen Now [5 min 14 sec]
Comments so far sound civilized but few are about the 'council' or Jarrett.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Clinton campaign veterans giving advice in unpaid roles: Howard Wolfson, who was Hillary Clinton's spokesman during her presidential campaign, and Ann Lewis, a veteran of the Clinton White House.
Gillibrand must run in 2010 to serve out the remaining two years of Clinton's term. A recent Marist poll showed half of the New York electorate is unsure about the job Gillibrand is doing while 18% believe she is doing an excellent or good job.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Of the two selections offered by the independent citizens' commission, the Alaska Judicial Council, [ Ms ]Christen was deemed the more "activist" judge by at least one state conservative organization. [....] The 47-year-old Christen, who replaces a justice facing mandatory retirement at age 70, served on the board of Planned Parenthood in the 1990s before the group began performing abortions in 2003. As a career lawyer, Christen was also active for years in the Rotary Club, United Way and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Alaska.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Only a candidate possessed with such boldness and self-belief would have challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination two years after leaving the Illinois state senate, promising in his first campaign speech to "transform a nation and usher in a new birth of freedom on this Earth".
Only a man who frequently compares himself to America's greatest President, Abraham Lincoln, would declare that when he was elected, "the rise of the oceans will begin to slow". Only someone who believes that America is on the crest of a dangerous historic wave - and that he "can help guide it" - would have undertaken a glitzy world tour midway through the campaign.
With reporters looking on, Clinton met Lavrov and handed him a gift — a green box tied in green ribbon. He unwrapped it to reveal a "reset button" [....] Clinton assured Lavrov her staff "worked hard" to get it right. Was it right? [....] "You got it wrong," Lavrov responded, also smiling. He said the word the Americans chose — "peregruzka" — meant "overloaded" or "overcharged" rather than "reset." [....] "We reached an agreement on how 'reset' is spelled in both Russian and English — we have no differences between us any more," he said through an interpreter.
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[....] Obama's creating what political scientist Theodore Lowi called "a personal presidency," in which one unreasonably exaggerates the power of a president to influence events — especially economic ones. Going down that path, warned Lowi, is a sure road to political failure. [....]
Even so, Obama is all over the place. He seems to think that he's still in the middle of his "rock star" campaign, when the nation was understandably excited about electing its first African-American president. But we've already been there and done that.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
One of the most contentious [amendments] _ likely to be revived this year _ stipulates that nothing in CEDAW should be interpreted as creating a right to abortion. [....]
'This language is touted as neutral or benign but is not,' she wrote in a recent essay. 'This language can and has been used as an anti-abortion weapon.' [....]
Another New York-based women's rights group, MADRE, has similar concerns and is launching a campaign to get a 'clean' version of the treaty ratified.
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a State Department official involved in planning the Brown visit [...] reacted with fury when questioned by The Sunday Telegraph about why the event was so low-key.
The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment."
Friday, March 6, 2009
The head of the Alaska Family Council -- a Christian pro-family, anti-abortion group -- on Wednesday sent an e-mail to thousands of people asking them to urge Palin to pick Smith, not Christen. [....]
The family council plea, from group president Jim Minnery, said Smith was "more conservative" and that Christen would be "another activist on the Court."
Thursday, March 5, 2009
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"it is likely that Obama will nominate someone else for a second post Daschle had created for himself: director of a new White House Office of Health Reform. One name mentioned for the job is former Clinton administration adviser Nancy-Ann DeParle, who would take over the effort to conceive, sell and implement a wide-ranging health-care overhaul."
Clinton herself saw all this coming. Two years ago, in the early stages of her presidential campaign, she warned we were undergoing "a slow erosion of our own economic sovereignty" because of our growing indebtedness to foreigners, who, according to some estimates, hold about half of our government-issued securities.
The day she made that warning, a selloff in the Chinese stock markets led to a plunge on Wall Street. In a letter to then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson andFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, then-Sen. Clinton said the dynamic "underscores the exposure of our economy to economic developments in countries like China."